Get glowing skin with our Tropical Enzyme Facial Peel Recipe
Is your skin feeling a bit rough, dull or just generally blerg? Get glowing skin with our DIY Tropical Enzyme Facial Peel Recipe. This easy yet powerful peel contains tropical fruits such as pineapple, papaya & mango to exfoliate, brighten & smooth the skin.
Pineapples & papayas are packed with natural enzymes which help exfoliate the skin for a mild peel effect. They also both contain alpha-hydroxy acids which are contained in a lot of exfoliating skincare products as they help remove dead skin cells leaving the skin soft, smooth & hydrated.
Mangoes are packed with vitamins, minerals & antioxidants including Vitamin C, A & B6. It also has cleansing, astringent properties & scan help to clear the pores and prevent blackheads and pimples.
- 1 cup fresh pineapple (with skin removed)
- 1/2 cup fresh papaya (leave the skin on)
- 1/2 cup fresh mango (leave the skin on)
- 1 teaspoon corn starch (this will help to thicken the peel)
Chop up the pineapple, papaya & mango into small cubes. Add into a blender or food processor until smooth then add in the corn starch.
How To Use
Using a brush, apply a think layer to your face, neck & chest avoiding your eye area. Leave the peel on for 5-10 minutes, if you have sensitive skin start with leaving the peel on for 5 minutes maximum. You may feel an itching or tingling sensation straight away as the enzymes start to work to exfoliate your skin. If the sensation is too intense remove before the recommended time.
Once the time is up, rinse with warm water then apply your serum, oils & moisturiser as usual.
Note: While this is a gentle peel, it's still very active. You may find you have a bit of sensitivity which is normal. Always apply a moisturiser afterwards & make sure to wear sunscreen.
If you have any leftover you can use immediately on your body. Otherwise, discard immediately after use.